DATE: April 11, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Armando Linares, Deputy Director
Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department
The Broward County Go SOLAR Program will be featured in the Re-Power Florida 2013 online mini-conference on Saturday, April 20, from 10:35 to 11:05 a.m. Re-Power Florida will address energy issues facing Florida as well as real world options and solutions. The web conference is free and can be viewed at forthepublic.org.
The Go SOLAR team will engage viewers on the benefits of the Go SOLAR Online Permitting System, which allows Broward County residents to get a solar energy system permit, with preapproved design plans, within minutes, reducing costs to homeowners and saving time.
It’s all part of the Broward County Go SOLAR Rooftop Solar Challenge – a U.S. Department of Energy grant-funded initiative that makes it easier for residents and businesses to convert to solar energy by reducing the cost and wait time associated with the permitting process for photovoltaic (PV) rooftop installations.
The Go SOLAR team also highlight the proposed Go SOLAR Florida Phase II, a $2 million grant opportunity to assist in developing similar programs regionally and ultimately statewide.
Other web conference highlights include:
• Statewide Earth Day celebrations
• Live access to state and national energy experts
• Discussions on transportation, alternative fuel vehicles, renewable energy and energy efficiency
Segments of the web conference will be tailored for decision-makers with government, businesses and other organizations.
Re-Power Florida is sponsored by the Future Is Now Foundation, with the Florida Solar Energy Center and Clean Cities Coalition.
Register today or learn more about Re-Power Florida at forthepublic.org.
Visit broward.org/gogreen for more information on the Go SOLAR Broward Rooftop Solar Challenge or call 954-519-1260.